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Mr. Khan: The Department for Transport is aware that people with sensory sensitivities or who find it difficult to manage in crowds may also find difficulty in accessing transport. The Department will therefore be contributing to the design and delivery of the Government's Strategy for adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs).
The Department has already contributed to the Department of Health's Valuing People Now (VPN) strategy. A key feature for transport within the VPN strategy is travel training which helps to instil confidence in people to use public transport. We are looking at how best to encourage more travel training schemes across the country tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of people, including those with ASCs.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector were in each year since 2000, broken down by mode of transport; and what measures he has in place to reduce those emissions. 
|Million tonnes of carbon dioxide|
|(a) By IPCC source category (NAEI)( 1)||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007|
|(1) Source categories relate directly to the vehicle or other piece of equipment producing the emission.|
(2) Railway emissions are those from diesel trains only.
Data are presented as the weight of carbon dioxide emitted. UK national emission estimates are updated annually and any developments in methodology are applied retrospectively to earlier years.
AEA Energy and Environment/DECC
The measures set out in "Low Carbon Transport: A Greener Future", (July 2009) the Department's carbon reduction strategy, mean that transport will make a major contribution to meeting the Government's carbon reduction commitments.
There are three central themes to the carbon reduction strategy: supporting a shift to new technologies and fuels; promoting lower carbon choices and using market mechanisms to encourage a shift to lower carbon transport.
In the strategy we made a commitment to publish an implementation plan in spring 2010. The plan will set out the details of our delivery milestones and the mechanisms through which we will monitor progress.
Chris Mole [holding answer 23 November 2009]: Network Rail has been instructed by the Office of Rail Regulation to undertake the works necessary for Waterloo international station to be used by domestic train services from December 2011.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the Olympic Delivery Authority has made to Mandate/AS Biss in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made. 
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what the size is of the budget for which the CIO is responsible in the period 2009-10. 
Mr. Simon: The Department's current Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a Deputy Director (Senior Civil Service Pay Band 1), is employed on a permanent contract and for 2009--10 is responsible for a budget of £5.2 million.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department's performance for payment of invoices in each month since November 2008 against this commitment is set out in the table. There was no
requirement to gather and maintain data on this basis prior to November 2008. To provide this information would incur disproportionate cost.
|Number of invoices paid||Percentage of invoices paid within 10 working days|
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